Molecular genetics of renal cell carcinoma

Most renal cell carcinomas (RCC) are diagnosed from studying the cells from a biopsy under a microscope (histology findings), with and without the use of antibodies to check for certain proteins in the tumour tissue (immunohistochemical examination). RCC tumours are very heterogeneous – there are many subtypes of RCC which have different appearances under the […]

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Scientists discover molecular key to how cancer spreads

Scientists at Yale University in America have discovered the molecular triggers for cancer cells to spread throughout the body (metastasise). They have also developed a tool which may detect the triggers in patients with certain cancers. The discovery could lead to new ways for treating cancer. The study was published this week in the journal […]

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NHS to fast-track cancer drugs that target genetic mutations

The NHS is preparing to fast-track the introduction of ‘game changing’ new cancer drugs that target tumours according to their genetic make-up. These revolutionary new treatments, called ‘tumour agnostic’ drugs, can be used against a wide range of cancers and could offer hope to patients with rare cancers that may previously have been untreatable. Tumour […]

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